Join the ranks of the Spiral Knights. Stranded on an alien world, you must explore the ever-changing Clockworks beneath its surface.
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Mostly Positive (172 reviews) - 73% of the 172 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (15,647 reviews) - 84% of the 15,647 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 14, 2011

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September 30

Rangers Lead the Way!

Greetings Knights!

A few select knights are brave and crazy enough to drop behind enemy lines. Lieutenant Desna and her elite Recon Rangers are the first line of attack. Dangerous Prize Boxes feature items favored by Desna and the Rangers. Not only is this gear is designed to intimidate, but also do as much damage to the enemy as possible. As requested by Desna, their armor is equipped with razor-sharp spikes and other hazardous features, because “Even a dead Ranger should make their foes bleed.”

Recon Rangers are trained never to give up. Each Ranger is outfitted with a shield known as The Bitter End--the name serves as a reminder to all as to precisely how far a Recon Ranger is willing to go.

Contents include:
* Dangerous Dragon Wings (new)
* The Bitter End
* Anti-Personnel Spikes
* Dangerous themed armor and helms
* Dangerous themed accessories (new)

Dangerous 2016 Prize Boxes are available from now through October 18th, 2016, and details on the box can be found here.

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September 16

The Biannual Equinox Is Back!

Hello, knights!

The Equinox is falling at our door again. To mark the beginning of the new season and to welcome fall, Spiral HQ is offering Equinox Prize Boxes . In this box, you'll find items like these:

- Celestial Orbitgun
- Solar Plasma Wings
- Cosmic Plasma Wings
- Celestial Dragon Wings
- Celestial Valkyrie Wings
- Celestial Saber
- Orbit Aura
- Stellar Sentinel Helm
- Stellar Sentinel Suit
- Celestial Nav Helm
- Celestial Nav Suit
- Galactic Guardian Helm
- Galactic Guardian Vest
- Celestial Accessories

While looking for the perfect balance of items, you may also find variant tickets and some Confetti!

For full details, head over here. These items will be available through September 26, 2016!

Below are some of the additional changes in the most recent patch:

- Guild Halls button will properly toggle the dialog on and off.
- A little more treasure can now be found in the ‘Compound’ levels.

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About This Game

Band together and fight to the Core!
Spiral Knights is a cooperative adventure in a persistent world with a focus on instant, fast-paced action. Arm yourself and join the ranks of the Spiral Knights; stranded on an alien world, they must explore the ever-changing Clockworks beneath its surface in hopes of reaching its mysterious Core.

Key Features

Co-operative Exploration
  • The Clockworks offer challenges that are best tackled with friends.
  • Fight monsters, solve puzzles and discover treasures together!
Instant Action
  • Go from login to a multiplayer adventure in less than a minute.
Ever-changing World
  • The Clockworks cycle levels to explore in real time. Every moment of every day changes the world.
Create an Arsenal
  • There are hundreds of unique weapons and gear to discover and alchemize.
Form Powerful Guilds
  • Guild alliances allow greater influence over the world. Amass powerful minerals to transform the Clockworks!
Free to Play!
  • Spiral Knights is free to play, no subscription is required to enjoy everything the game has to offer.

Special Offer:

  • Team Fortress 2 "The Spiral Sallet" Hat
    Receive a free Spiral Knights-themed Team Fortress 2 hat by unlocking an achievement in Spiral Knights!
    To receive the free TF2 hat, players must reach the first Clockwork Terminal from any gate in the Haven Arcade and unlock the 'Mission Accomplished' achievement. (Players who've already unlocked it will also receive the hat.)

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista or 7
    • Processor: 1.3ghz processor
    • Memory: 512MB for Windows XP or 1GB for Windows Vista/7
    • Graphics: 64MB Video Memory. GeForce 5 series, ATI Radeon 8500. Latest video driver.
    • Display: 1024x600
    • DirectX®:
    • Hard Drive: 700MB
    • Java: Version 1.6
    • OS: OS X version Snow Leopard 10.6.3 or later.
    • Processor: 1.3ghz processor
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Graphics: 64MB Video Memory. GeForce 5 series, ATI 8500. Latest video driver.
    • Display: 1024x600
    • Hard Drive: 700MB
    • Java: Version 1.6
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
540.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Recommended ✔
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
105.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Very Beautiful Game
Relaxing Music
Good Gameplay
its perfect
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Diamond-head badasses save world :D
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Love dis. Love this dungeoning game and the in- game market.

is kool. is really kool.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
66.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
add sea server = profit from asians
had enuf of constant 1 bar ping
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
open game
get tf2 hat
close game
never question anythng again
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2,652.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Honestly, after playing this game for years and spending hours upon hours and multitudes of my money I can say that while this is/was a rock solid MMO and I had nothing but fun in it, I cannot recommend it to play to anyone. It's far to dead, the golden has all but faded into ashes at our feet and the few players left either don't care and are merely waiting for the game or are just denying the inevitable.

The PVP used to be awesome, full teams Tiers 1-3 hundreds of players and competition and while there was a meta fun weapons could always be found. Now it's nothing but AAcheron to win and full BK and if you don't have that or a derivitive some othe rplayer will and they'll dumpster your day.

The PvE oh man, where do i begin. Before missions and all those updates it was one of the funnest, most explorative, planned, and beautiful creations I had ever seen in a game like this. But now it's nothing but a shodw of its former self. The enemies were fun, diving was a challenge that required planning and a variety of gear. It was fun to meet up with other knights and plan a party so you could do an entire boss run together. Now, you just need 3 swords, a gun, and one set of armor and you can carry your way through the entire game.

The art, it's so freaking beautiful. The concept, the execution, was all amazing. Again, it has become a shadow of what it once was.

In the end, this game is exactly that a shadow. It's fallen from it's once great perch to a low where it still could be an amazing game but it simply lacks the support and desire to become anything.

The sad truth, is this game was a solid 10/10 amazing game to play and I would love nothing more than to go 2-3 years back in time and replay the best moments of my life in this game. but as of today, while it's still a great game i don't want anyone to get sucke din and then leave feeling empty.

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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
339.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
I Played For 339.2 Hours And Im A Vanguard I Have 2 5 Stared Weapons And I Have A 4 Stared two I Have The Warmaster Rocket Hammer I Have The Neddle Strike And i Have The Orbiting Bomb "Forgot Name" I Had A Fun Time Playing This Game I Just Wish Thay Add More Levels And Ranks Becuase Everyone Is A Vanguard But The Game Has A Lot To Do And Have I Can't Wait Intill Spiral Knights Haves More Levels. Thank You, Three Rings, And Gray Havens For This Wonderfull Game Reguards, The Spiral Master
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4,251.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
>u hab 4k hours y u no recommend?
My response: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
251.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
This game is for wasting peoples time and money, they make the game lag when you are fighting monsters I am almost 100% sure the devs put that in there to kill people so they would buy "sparks of life", after years of playing this game off and on I can say the game runs worse then ever. The worst part of this dogpile is that they forced it into your Steam library by buying Sonic CD a awesome game, worth paying money for.

I like the idea this game brings and it's gameplay, but because the devs are scaming money out of people I can't recomend buying anything in this game, but I can say that you should at least see what this game could have been if they made a standalone 4 player, one time buy game. It's such a waste this game had to be degraded by a pay-to-win model.
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102.9 hrs
Posted: October 20
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Banjo 64
7.2 hrs
Posted: October 20
gives me the blue screen of death
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2.2 hrs
Posted: October 18
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425.7 hrs
Posted: October 18
im gonna tell my SK story september 12 2013 a knight was born his name dlprice he finds his way to haven shortly after the crash everything is new to him like a childs eyes on the world. soon after he met many friends and join a guild called outbreak gaming(skips like 90% of the story) now july 2016 dlprice is a full fledged vanguard who worked through sweat and tears and met many people on his adventure on to the summary of the game

Good for a start but it gets really grindy it had bad owners before GH who treated its people terribly i suggest you play this game its really fun
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Eren Jaeger
51.2 hrs
Posted: October 16
The gameplay is very relaxing/easy going. I would describe it as a puzzle/shooter/dungeon crawler game.
I don't really have anything to complain about at all. Try the game out and you might just like it.
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puss'n'boots #notallpepes
2.7 hrs
Posted: October 16
just wanted a tf2 hat but then the game crashed and crashed aaaannnd crashed i've given this game a chance ut it has only made me want to throw my pc at a wall
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2.0 hrs
Posted: October 16
this game has simple gameplay that everybody can enjoy
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1,299.5 hrs
Posted: October 16
It's okay so far.

Still need more time though, so I can make a more helpful review...
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63.5 hrs
Posted: October 15
even if mist energy was removed and it became just Energy, you can still make your way to the level of the rich people by playing just sovereign slime and vanduke, and going different "classes" is really fun if you even have the time to play sovereign slime and vanduke for hours and hours without getting bored

grind for eternity or pay up, classes exist

i take long breaks from this game so i dont have too much solid experience with it even though ive played it for a few years now but remember i said i took long breaks from it and i've also NEVER GOTTEN TO STAR 5 so im a newb
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5.9 hrs
Posted: October 15
Absolutely recomend!!!

Theres a bug, when you start a new mission and you go to the lobby of mission/ Haven/ anywhere, your charachter will be locked in place and you wont be able to move, even after loging off and quiting the game. Please fix it, would be kindly apreciated
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